Angels of HOPE – Heart to Heart

We concluded 2006 with a HOPE DAY program and volunteers from HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) warmed the orphans’ hearts once.

This year has been very encouraging as the Angels of HOPE team grew and more and more volunteers came forward and shared not only money, but time and fellowship with the children in need of guidance and role models for their lives.

The purpose of the program is to build good relationships between volunteers from HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) and children from Moscow orphanages. Volunteers build relationships with the children to help them deal with difficulties in life and to adopt smoothly into society after graduating from the orphanages.

This year HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) also created special cards in order to give people more opportunities to build relationships with the children. Volunteers wrote to the orphans in addition to visiting them. As a result, over 2000 volunteers from Danone, Citigroup, MCOC, Ancor, Jasmine studio, Everything Soccer Magazine, singer Vlad Topalov, and many others took part in the program.

Our 2006 New Years Party was organized in conjunction with 25 Moscow orphanages. It was a huge success and the children were able to spend a lot of quality time with the volunteers that they have been building relationships with for the last several years.

Our New Years Party was filled with competitions, games, and surprises, and the children, teachers, and volunteers enjoyed the holiday immensely. It was very special for the children to receive not only a gift, but a card during the party. The joy on their faces was obvious as they read Christmas wishes from their friends.
Time flies during the holidays, but now that it’s 2007 we have a whole year to build new friendships and have fellowship before next Christmas.
Also, HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) celebrated the holiday with handicapped children from various rehabilitation centers, the Speranskogo Hospital, the 1st City Hospital, children from the Dolgoprudy Social Center and lonely pensioners and veterans of World War II.

Detailed report is here.

360,300 rubles were donated to HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) during the program. This money will be spent for gifts and for meeting the orphans’ basic needs.

We would like to express our deep gratitude to everyone who took part in this program and to everyone who became a member of the “Angels of HOPE 2007” team!

HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) wins award in the Moscow Competition for Socially Important Projects 2006

A special ceremony entitled “Thank You” was held for leaders of the Public Relations Committee of Moscow and socially active members of the private sector on December 26th in the Moscow House of Social Organizations.

Results for the whole year, the goals and outcomes of cooperation between the Government and various Social Organizations, were distributed during the meeting. Rewards were then presented to the winners of the Competition for Socially Important Projects 2006.

206 organizations took part in the competition.139 projects were declared winners and received Grant-in-Aid from the Public Relations Committee of Moscow. Tatyana Alexeevna Vasilieva, a chairman of Public Relations Committee of Moscow presented diplomas to all winners.

HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) received an award for the HOPE Children’s Sports Festival, which it organizes annually for over 5000 orphans living in Moscow.

Sergey Korobenko, a director of HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru), presented a special award to Tatyana Alexeevna Vasilieva in honor of many years of productive cooperation between HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru)w and the Public Relations Committee of Moscow.

HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) recently had its 10 year anniversary and wanted to thank all the partners that have helped make such a big difference in the city of Moscow:

HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) thanks the Public Relations Committee of Moscow and Tatyana Alexeevna Vasilieva for many years of support to various Charitable Programs.

HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) thanks all volunteers who take part in the organization and carrying out the HOPE Children’s Sports Festival.

In 2007 the HOPE Children’s Sports Festival will be devoted to the Year of Children and will take place in the Luzhniki Olympic Complex on May 15th from 11a.m. to 5 p.m.

HOPE worldwide – Moscow and Danone Keep Working Together

Danone’s Social Committee and HOPE worldwide – Moscow continue to develop social programs in Moscow orphanages.

Our new social programs follow two directions:
long-term action plans and one-time events.

Within long-term action plans there are programs like computer class, English class in orphanage № 6 and a technical class in orphanage № 110.

Included in out one-time action plans there are:

  • Excursions for children from orphanages № 100 and № 6 to the Danone factory in Chekhov city;

  • Holding New Years Holidays together with Danone staff;

  • Computer Class Graduation party for children from orphanage № 6;

Every Danone staff member is now able to take part in a monthly HOPE program and spend time with the children, which helps the children become more social and gives the adults a wonderful experience with the children.

HOPE worldwide – Moscow and Danone Company are trying to make these programs as productive as possible.
An atmosphere of joy and enthusiasm always fills our classes.

Excursions to the Danone Factory in Chekhov city’s, which were during the whole week, had an incredible impact on the children. They saw a film about bacteria, had a special Danone lunch, tried different yogurts, and heard a story about the technology of making yogurt. After the trip the children couldn’t stop telling everyone about their interesting trip.

One of biggest needs of children from Moscow orphanages is social adaptation. That’s why this action was organized, in order to help children in choosing their future professions and to adapt to the society we all live in after they graduate from the orphanages.